Olivier Kissita, the famous actor of the Cacao series who has capsized the hearts of some viewers thanks to his acting and his charm, was in Burkina Faso for the release of his short film.
“The Art of the War of the Sexes” is a romantic comedy that evokes modern subjects such as gender equality, love, couples and even loyalty.
“It’s the story of two couples of friends who take turns taking their corpses out of the closet, all the files that we don’t want to see, all the stories that we don’t want to hear when we are as a couple, during an aperitif-apartment evening which turns out to be much more than expected.
We tackle the theme of gender equality, love, loyalty, social networks, questions such as “are all truths good to say”? ”, Summarizes Olivier Kissita, who speaks in the film at both as actor and director.
The least that can be said is that “The Art of the War of the Sexes” captivated students and guests throughout its broadcast. The public really liked it.
At the end of the screening, the director answered at length questions from students who wanted to know more about his life as an actor and director, his professional path, the difficulties of the profession, etc.
Leaving the room, Jocelyn Kaboré, a 3rd year law student, looked satisfied. “I liked his frankness and openness, the advice he gives. He is young and we draw inspiration from him, from his experience so that we too can trace our path, ”he confides.
Same enthusiasm for Pierre Yabré, in the 2nd year of Economics: “It’s a good experience for the students here because some of them plan to pursue a career in the film industry. This evening is a great initiative. ”
Fouzia Sessouma, in the 1st year of Communication, believes that “it’s one of the best evenings of my life because he’s my favorite actor. I liked the initiative and I am proud to have met it. I learned a lot about acting. Strongly other evenings of this kind. “
Olivier Kissita was also delighted. “I am very happy. I heard strong reactions during the screening of the film.
And during the exchanges that followed, I heard some very interesting, very intelligent questions. The audience was very interested and, as a director, it’s very pleasant to realize that the creation is pleasing, ”he says.
The director was present in Ouagadougou as part of an African tour to promote his short film. He is supported in this tour by CANAL +, to which he did not fail to express his gratitude.
To believe him, CANAL + is an institution that knows how to promote talents, which is interested in stories that other institutions have forgotten: “I am very happy that today we are in a very productive and creative era. .
Concerning me, they have been following me for quite a while now. They helped me in this African tour and in the screening tonight. I thank them ”.
Aymé Makuta, CEO of CANAL + BURKINA, explains that this policy of supporting African cinema began in the early 2010s.
“Basically, it’s a policy of enriching content on a continent where we have a strong commercial presence,” he explains. We are regularly listening to our customers, we have an obligation to satisfy them.
And one of the demands was to have content that they can identify with. African content has naturally gained the upper hand and today, it is truly an objective and an ambition to grow the 7th African art and that is why we are investing massively in it. ”